We like to keep the NaQ blog filled with current quotes about the world of sports, politics, and anything else really. It keeps things interesting for you, our readers. Given that the Olympics dominated the world of quotes lately, we thought we’d go back about a week and talk about what people are saying about Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate and Vice-President.
Paul Ryan has had a rather successful career in politics for quite some time now. He has been in the U.S. House of Representatives out of Wisconsin since 1999. Since then, he has become more and more popular in the GOP. A lot of people are very happy with Romney’s choice of Ryan as VP, and they haven’t been afraid to talk about it.
Here are some of the things big players in politics have said about Ryan as the VP:
First off, the good:
“Paul Ryan is a reformer and a proven leader who will be a great partner to Governor Romney in his efforts to get our country, and our economy, back on track.” – John Boehner.
“Governor Romney and Representative Ryan are the strongest team to return America to prosperity and to defend our interests abroad. Paul Ryan has proven that he is fully prepared to address our nation’s economic challenges, which have only worsened over the last four years under the Obama-Biden Administration.” – Senator John McCain.
“Romney VP pick bad for seniors. Signals an end to Medicare as we know it. My commitment to Medicare never stronger.” – Senator Bill Nelson.
“As a member of Congress, Ryan rubber-stamped the reckless Bush economic policies that exploded our deficit and crashed our economy. Now the Romney-Ryan ticket would take us back by repeating the same, catastrophic mistakes.” – Jim Messina, campaign manager for President Obama.
As you can see, the pick of Ryan has brought mixed reactions from the world of politics. Only time will tell if the pick was the right one or not.